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Skyrmions in arbitrarily polarized quantum Hall states

Mandal, Sudhansu S and Ravishankar, V (1998) Skyrmions in arbitrarily polarized quantum Hall states. In: Physical Review B, 57 (19). pp. 12333-12337.

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We derive an effective nonlinear sigma model for quantum Hall systems with arbitrary polarizations, by employing the recently proposed doublet model. We study the topological excitations, in particular the Skyrmions, as a function of the filling fraction as well as the polarization. We determine the relationship between the topological charge density and the electronic charge density, and the statistics of Skyrmions. We also estimate the value of spin stiffness by using the dispersion relations that we recently obtained by employing the time-dependent Hartree-Fock approximation for the doublet model. Finally, we point out how the Skyrmionic excitations reveal information directly on the number of flux tubes that become attached to the electrons in order to form composite fermions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Physical Review B
Publisher: American Physical Society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/9383

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